Volunteers Needed for Kidz LunchBox 2017

Looking for something meaningful and fun to do this summer? Maybe something you could do with your children or grandchildren – or with your church group, co-workers, or family and friends?

Kidz LunchBox 2017 needs volunteers to help feed kids this summer – to replace meals many kids eat for free at school. Children ages 1 – 18 are invited to enjoy a lunch with us at 7 meal sides, and then take home breakfast and snack foods. On Fridays kids take home extra foods for the weekend.

The LunchBox runs weekdays for six weeks, July 5 – August 11, at meal sites in El Dorado, Towanda, and Benton. Last summer more than 18,000 meals were distributed.

Volunteers assist with: set up, passing out meals, publicity and social media, transporting food, prepping produce, weekly free book days, arts & crafts days, etc.

Volunteers can sign up on a one-time basis, or as frequently as their time and energy permit. Civic and social organizations, youth groups and clubs, and co-workers and others are welcome to volunteer together. Adult volunteers are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren ages 8 and older.


Our new GLOW Bus (“Green LunchBox on Wheels“) will take meals to where kids live and play.  Kids board the bus to eat their lunch, and then take home breakfast and other foods. There will be five bus stops: GLOW.bus

  • El Dorado, Silverwood Apts.: 10:am – 10:45 am
  • Towanda, Family 1st Living: 11:am – 11:50 am
  • Towanda, H2O Church on Main St.: noon – 12:45 pm
  • El Dorado, Quail Ridge Apts: 1:00 – 1:50 pm
  • El Dorado, Forest Park (swimming pool): 2:00 – 2:45 pm

Questions?  Contact Barbara Day, KN2E Volunteer Coordinator, bday4@cox.net, 316-323-3899 (cell/text).

The deadline to sign up to volunteer is June 19. To print the LunchBox Volunteer Registration Form:  CLICK HERE.

Kidz LunchBox 2017 is a program of Kids Need To Eat, an all-volunteer nonprofit supported by grants and donations, including: United Way of El Dorado, Dillon Stores, El Dorado Charities, George Trimble Trust, Golden Living Center, El Dorado Building Systems, and the Kids FUNd.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

About Judie

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